I am a pretty big Andy Stanley fan. I’m obviously not the only one. His church in Atlanta is packed every Sunday and he is among some of the most respected younger generation Pastors. He seems to have an incredible ability to balance a message that must be shared while not creating noise and controversy. So when the opportunity to review the book “The Principle of the Path” was available, I immediately accepted.
One of the things I have come to respect about Andy Stanley is his ability to take scripture we’ve read a thousand times and pull something so profound and relevant to our lives from it. “The Principle of the Path” is no different. Andy Stanley sets out to prove that “Direction – not intention – determines your destination.”. He does this through a series of personal stories, stories from scripture and applications. This is a book that isn’t all about being a Christian, rather a book that can be applied to anyone that reads is. The scripture and guide will certainly speak to anyone that is not a believer.
One of my favorite, yet-so-simple concepts was that paths are not partial. When we choose a path, it doesn’t care if you’re rich, poor, Christian, atheist, highly educated or lacking in education. No matter who you are, paths all end in the same place they are headed. Man that is so simple, yet so profound. When we choose a path or a direction, it will end where it does unless we change our path. The path doesn’t change…we must.
I recommend “The Principle of the Path” and give it a 4 out of 5
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